Consul General Pan Xinchun Awarded Honorary Burgess of the City of Dundee

On 4 February, on the occasion of the Chinese New Year, Lord Provost Bob Duncan, on behalf of the City of Dundee Council held a reception for Chinese Consul General Pan Xinchun, bestowing him on Honorary Burgess of the City of Dundee for his contribution to the friendly ties between China and the City, witnessed by 100 guests including Councillor Liz Grant, Provost of Perth and Kinross, Councillor Pat Reid, Provost of Falkirk, Councillor Brian Boyd, Depute Provost of Angus and representatives from local communities, Chinese communities and Chinese Students in Scotland.


Lord Provost Duncan congratulated the Consul General on the Honorary Burgess and commented "bestowing Chinese Consul General Pan Xinchun with this Honorary Burgess title is yet another great privilege for me as Lord  Provost. The City of Dundee already has rich heritage with international links that  help us promote the city in many parts of the world. I feel certain that today is yet another milestone in our endeavors to promote Dundee; and I know that Consul  General Pan is a worth recipient of this unique honour through his promotion of cultural and commercial ties with China." He is confident exchanges and cooperation between Dundee and China will be further strengthened with the efforts of Consul General Pan as Honorary Burgess.

Consul General Pan said, it gives him great honour to become an Honorary Burgess of the City of Dundee, a treasure in his diplomatic career. The honour not only belongs to himself, but reflects friendship between China and Scotland. Over the years, the good ties between China and Dundee have grown from strength to strength with many achievements of cooperation in trade, education and scientific research etc. The city of Dezhou in China established a friendly relationship with Dundee while hundreds of Chinese students are studying at the University of Dundee and the Abertay University which have close collaboration with Chinese universities. Consul General Pan said he will give his best to foster exchanges and cooperation between China and Dundee. He also expressed his sincere gratitude to the Lord Provost and Scottish friends for their great support and contributions to the development of close links and extended warm festival greetings to the City of Dundee and its people in the Year of the Rooster.

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